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Four Iraqi policemen wounded in Kirkuk attack
Saturday 14 April 2018

Alwaght-Four Iraqi policemen were wounded on Thursday in an attack by Islamic State militants in Kirkuk province, according to a security source.

The source told Alsumaria News that a Federal Police patrol became under fire from Islamic State militants in Theybat, al-Rashad, southwest of Kirkuk, leading to the mild injury of four personnel.

Earlier on Thursday, security sources said Islamic State militants killed a man in front of his family, torched and blew up the homes of other civilians, accusing all of collaborating with security forces.

 

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Woman, three children killed, injured as mortar missile falls, northeast of Baquba
Tuesday 3 April 2018

Alwaght- A woman and three children were killed and injured as a mortar missile fell on a house, northeast of Baquba, Diyala, an official said on Tuesday.

“A woman was killed, while three of her children were injured as a mortar missile fell on her house at the outskirts of al-Saa’idat village, south of Qurret Tabbah town,” Raheem Aziz, head of the town, told AlSumaria News.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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Iraqi military denies news on killing five security personnel in Mosul
Saturday 31 March 2018

Alwaght-The Iraqi military has denied news on killing of five Iraqi soldiers in an ambush set up by Islamic State members in west of Mosul.

In a statement, the Security Media Center said, “what was circulated by media channels on killing of five security personnel in an ambush by Islamic State members, who were disguised in security forces uniform, is completely untrue.”

“Names of the soldiers, who were claimed to be killed, do not exist,” the statement said urging media channels to stick to accuracy and rely on official sources before publishing.

Previously today, news reports quoted sources as saying five Iraqi security personnel were killed as Islamic State militants set up a fake checkpoint on the road linking between Mosul and Rabt’a region, located in Tal Afar, west of Mosul.

Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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Iraqi security arrest Islamic State’s ambushing engineer in Kirkuk
Tuesday 27 March 2018

Alwaght- Iraqi security forces on Tuesday arrested an Islamic State member who, they claim, was behind several ambushes in which security personnel had been killed in the latest period.

Alsumaria News quoted a security source saying that “security forces arrested 11 Islamic State terrorists, including Abu Suleiman al-Afri, who had been responsible for erecting fake checkpoints on the Kirkuk-Baghdad road”.

The source, who asked not to be named, said troops found maps and drafts of attack schemes for the group.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for murdering 21 people in attack, south of Kirkuk
Thursday 22 March 2018

Alwaght- Islamic State members have claimed responsibility for the attack that took place on Tuesday evening on Daquq-Tuz Khurmatu road.

Pro-IS websites posted a statement by the militant group at which it claimed responsibility for the attack, which left two families killed.

Twenty one people, including children, were killed and injured in an attack that targeted two families, south of Kirkuk.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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Five security personnel killed, injured in Islamic State attack in Salahuddin
Thursday 15 March 2018

Alwaght- Five Iraqi security personnel were killed and wounded in an armed attack launched by Islamic State members, in Salahuddin province, a security source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “IS members attacked, this evening, security troops in Tal al-Zahab region, south of Balad, which left two personnel killed and three others wounded.”

Troops cordoned off the blast spot and transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, while the victims were taken to forensic medicine department,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

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Two citizens injured in eastern Baghdad bomb blast
Sunday 4 March 2018

Alwaght- Two citizens were injured Sunday in a bomb blast in eastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press news website, the source said, “An explosive charge went off near a workshop at Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, leaving two citizens wounded,” the source said.

“Ambulances rushed to the blast site and carried the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source added.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

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Commander urges military operation to strike IS militants in Iraq’s Hawija
Tuesday 27 February 2018

Alwaght– The Islamic State (IS) group is still active in Hawija, making it necessary to launch a large pre-emptive military operation to prevent its militants from seizing control of this vital city again, a paramilitary commander was quoted as saying Tuesday.

In statements to Alghad Press, Ali al-Husseini, the commander of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) northern axis, said, “IS militants are still active and take mountainous areas near Hawija on the border between Salahuddin and Kirkuk as shelters.”

Husseini further estimated the number of IS militants in Hawija at dozens, however, he warned that they “pose a serious challenge as they continuously move and target security men on a daily basis.”

 

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Two Iraqi civilians killed in landmine blast in western Mosul
Tuesday 20 February 2018

Alwaght- Two Iraqi civilians were killed on Tuesday when a landmine exploded in an area in the western side of Mosul, a security source was quoted saying.

Iraqi Media News Agency quoted a security source in Nineveh province saying that a civilian and his son died when a landmine exploded near a wrecked home in the Old City district.

The source said the the Old City is still “littered with explosives planted by Islamic State criminals during the battle for Mosul”.

Iraq declared victory over Islamic State last December, ending a three-year war to bring down the group’s self-styled “caliphate” declared from Nineveh’s Mosul in 2014.

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Three people injured in bomb blast near Baghdad street market
Sunday 18 February 2018

Alwaght– Three civilians were wounded Sunday in a bomb blast near a Baghdad market, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “An explosive charge went off near a busy street market at al-Fallahat village in al-Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad.”

“The explosion left three people wounded,” the source said, adding that the injured were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment, and security forces opened a probe into the incident.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016. Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has declared it had been behind many.

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Turkey extradites high ranking ISIS commander to Iraq
Sunday 18 February 2018

Alwaght-Turkish authorities have reportedly extradited a top Daesh leader to Iraq following the militant commander’s capture. Baghdad and Ankara collaborated with the US to execute the capture and extradition.

Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi, 55, is an Iraqi national and led Daesh’s Ministry of Religious Edicts as well as the committee that decided on appointments to the leadership of the organization. He had fled the collapse of Daesh’s territory in Syria and settled in the northern Turkish province of Sakyara, living under his brother’s name.

To capture him, the coalition was forced to “infiltrate the highest levels” of the militant group, according to an official with the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Daesh-hunting taskforce, the Falcons, speaking to AFP on Friday.

 “We asked our ambassador in Ankara to intervene with the Turkish authorities by providing the arrest warrant issued by Iraqi courts and recent photos of Ismail,” the official added.

While Daesh has lost all of their territory in Iraq and cling to a mere shell of their former holdings in Syria, they have switched to using guerrilla and terrorist tactics to continue to beleaguer their many enemies. As such, security efforts have switched to targeting the remains of the group’s leadership.

 

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Islamic State’s military emir dies of injuries caused by airstrike in Diyala
Friday 16 February 2018

Alwaght- Islamic State’s military emir has succumbed to death after one week from getting injured, northeast of Diyala, the security committee of Diyala provincial council was quoted saying on Thursday.

 “Islamic State’s so-called Islamic State in al-Waqf basin, northeast of Baquba, succumbed to death after getting injured last week, when an airstrike targeted a rest house,” Sadeq al-Husseini, head of the committee, told AlSumaria News.

“The airstrikes killed several IS leaders over the past few months, especially in al-Waqf basin, where some sleeper cells still exist,” he added.

Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group.

In December, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members. However, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

The war against IS has so far displaced at least five million people. Thousands of others fled toward neighboring countries including Syria, Turkey and other European countries, since IS emerged to proclaim its self-styled “caliphate”.

 

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Police conscript killed in armed attack near house, west of Baghdad
Tuesday 13 February 2018

Alwaght- A police conscript has been killed as gunmen opened fire against him in west of Baghdad, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, “unidentified gunmen opened fire against a police conscript in al-Bakriya region, west of Baghdad.”

“The victim succumbed to death near his house,” the source added.

Earlier today, a bomb explosion took place in al-Radwaniya district, west Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and five others wounded. Moreover, two other civilians were wounded as a bomb went off in al-Rashdiya neighborhood, north of Baghdad.

A total of 115 Iraqi civilians, excluding policemen, were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected governorate, with 323 civilian casualties (90 killed, 233 injured). Diyala followed, with 8 killed and 15 injured; and Nineveh, with 13 killed and 7 injured.

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Seven people killed, injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad
Friday 9 February 2018

Alwaght- Seven people were killed and injured as two bomb blasts took place in Baghdad, security sources were quoted saying on Friday.

 “A bomb went off near a market in al-Nahrawan region, southeast of Baghdad, leaving one person killed and two others wounded,” a security source told Baghdad Today website.

Earlier on the day, another source said, “four persons were killed and wounded as a bomb exploded in west of Baghdad.”

The blast took place in Abu Ghraib region, west of Baghdad, according to the source, “One person was killed, while three others were injured.”

The wounded were taken to hospital for treatment, while the victims were taken to forensic medicine department, the source said.

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Iraq launches military operation targeting Islamic State remnants in Diyala
Sunday 4 February 2018

Alwaght- The Iraqi army launched on Sunday a wide-scale military operation, targeting Islamic State remnants in Diyala governorate, a senior military commander was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, Commander of Tigris Operations Gen. Mazhar al-Azawi said, “A joint force made up of the Iraqi army, police and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) launched a wide-scale military operation, tracking down Islamic State remnants in the eastern part of Diyala.”

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Five people killed, injured in Baghdad bomb explosion
Friday 2 February 2018

Alwaght– Five people were killed and injured Thursday in a bomb blast near a Baghdad café, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “An explosive device went off near a café in Jisr Diyala region, south of Baghdad, leaving one person dead and four others wounded.”

“A security force rushed to the blast site and carried the body to the forensic medicine department, while the injured were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source added.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

  

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Border guards personnel killed, injured in bomb explosion, west of Anbar
Friday 2 February 2018

Alwaght- One of the border guards was killed, while four others were wounded in an explosion caused by the remnants of Islamic State, west of Anbar, a security source said on Thursday.

“A bomb from the remnants of Islamic State exploded today targeting a border guards patrol near al-Waleed border crossing, west of Anbar,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“The blast left one of the personnel killed and four others wounded, in addition to damages caused to the patrol,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

Security troops have control on the Iraqi borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, however, some of the landmines and explosives planted by IS target security patrols in west of Anbar.

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Iraqi army destroys two Islamic State hotbeds in Diyala
Wednesday 31 January 2018

Alwaght – The Iraqi army destroyed on Wednesday two Islamic State hotbeds during a military operation in Diyala, the Military Intelligence Directorate was quoted as saying.

In a press release, a copy of which was obtained by Baghdad Today, the directorate said its troops destroyed two terrorist hideouts and an explosive-laden vehicle owned by Islamic State during a military operation in al-Nada area, in northeastern Diyala.

 

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Several mercenaries killed in Jawf
Monday 29 January 2018

Alwaght– Several of Saudi-paid mercenaries on Sunday were killed when the army and popular forces foiled their infiltration toward Ghil district of Jawf province, a military official told Saba on Monday.

The infiltration was repelled in Shawaq valley, inflicted the enemy heavy casualties, the official added.

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Explosion leaves three civilians wounded in Baghdad
Monday 29 January 2018

Alwaght– Three civilians were wounded Sunday as an explosive device went off near popular markets in Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

 “A bomb planted near overcrowded markets in Arab Jibor neighborhood, south of Baghdad, went off, leaving three civilians wounded,” the source told Alghad Press.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the three civilians were carried to a nearby hospital for receiving treatment.

“A security force rushed to the blast site immediately after the bombing and cordoned it off,” the source added.

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US Coalition bombs the Iraqi Army after they arrested a high ranking ISIS commander
Saturday 27 January 2018

Alwaght– The US-led Coalition attacked an Iraqi Army convoy in the western countryside of the Al-Anbar Governorate, Saturday, killing and wounding over ten soldiers as a result of this surprise bombing.

According to a report from the Iraqi Armed Forces, their military personnel had just arrested a high ranking Islamic State (ISIS) commander, when a US Coalition helicopter attacked their convoy near the city of Al-Baghdadi in Al-Anbar.

The US Coalition stated on Saturday that the attack a mistake and that they have opened up an investigation into the bombing.

“It seems the strike was a mistake,” the official said of the incident in the Euphrates Valley town, adjacent to the Ain al-Asad airbase 250 kilometres (160 miles) west of the capital.

Below are some of the photos the Iraqi Armed Forces released after the US bombing in western Al-Anbar

 

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Two Islamic State terrorists arrested in operation, east of Salahuddin
Friday 26 January 2018

Alwaght- Security troops have arrested two Islamic State terrorists in east of Salahuddin province, a security source said on Friday.

“The Rapid Response troops received accurate information that located two IS members, who have arrest warrants issued against them. Troops then carried out an operation and managed to arrest them,” the source told AlSumaria News.

The operation was carried out in the vicinity of Tuz Khurmatu region, east of Salahuddin.

“The arrested terrorists were transferred to detention cells to be then taken to investigation and judicial authorities,” he added.

Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

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Bomb blast leaves three people killed, injured in Baghdad
Wednesday 24 January 2018

Alwaght- Three people were killed and injured Wednesday in a bomb blast west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “A roadside bomb exploded near a popular market in Abu Gharib district in Baghdad, leaving a civilian dead and two others injured.”

 

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Civilian killed in house bomb explosion in Anbar
Tuesday 23 January 2018

Alwaght– A civilian was killed on Tuesday in a house bomb explosion in Rawa city, Anbar, a military source was quoted as saying.

“A booby-trapped house exploded today afternoon at al-Qalaa district in central Rawa, 210 km west of Ramadi,” the source told Alsumaria News. “The explosion left the house’s owner dead,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

He added that a security force rushed to the blast site and carried the dead body to the forensic medicine department.

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Bodies of 20 victims, executed by Islamic State, found in mass grave in Mosul
Tuesday 23 January 2018

Alwaght- Iraqi troops have run into a mass grave of victims executed by Islamic State in south of Mosul, the National Iraqi News Agency reported.

A mass grave composed of bodies of 20 victims, executed by IS members, was found in al-Houd village, south of Mosul, a security source was quoted saying. A workshop including 450 bombs was also found.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared in July victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25,000 Islamic State militants were killed throughout the campaign. Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

 

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Six family members killed, injured as booby-trapped house explodes in Anbar
Monday 22 January 2018

 

Alwaght– Six family members were killed and injured Monday as a booby-trapped house exploded in Rawa district in Anbar, a security source was quoted as saying.

 “A bomb planted by Islamic State inside a house in central Rawa district in Anbar exploded once a six-strong family entered it following a long period of displacement, leaving two of the family members dead and four others injured,” a security source with the Anbar Operations Command told Basnews.

“Among the injured were a woman and a child, who were carried to hospital suffering from severe injuries,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

He added that a security campaign was launched in search of any booby-trapped houses targeting repatriated families in in Rawa.

 

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Two Islamic State suicide bombers killed in Salahuddin military operation
Sunday 21 January 2018

Alwaght– Two Islamic State suicide bombers were killed Sunday in a military operation in Samarra city, Salahuddin, the Military Intelligence Directorate was quoted as saying.

“Military intelligence officers, in cooperation with the Samarra Operations Command and the Popular Mobilization Forces’ 313th brigade, killed two suicide members of Islamic State during a military operation in Samarra city,” the directorate said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Mawazin News.

“The troops also destroyed four Islamic State hotbeds and dismantled a number of explosive devices during the clampdown,” the statement read. “Five kilograms of ammonium nitrate, a substance used for making bombs, were also seized.”

 

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Policemen arrest three Islamic State terrorists in Kirkuk
Sunday 21 January 2018

Alwaght-Three Islamic State terrorists were arrested Sunday in a security campaign in Kirkuk, a police spokesman was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Mawazin News, Spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry Brigadier General Saad Maan said, “Federal police arrested three terrorists of the so-called Martyrs Battalion of Islamic State in Kirkuk.”

“One of them guided the police to the hiding place of two explosive belts,” Maan added.

“The military operation was launched upon intelligence reports,” he pointed out.

 

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Four civilians wounded, civilian killed in bomb blast, armed attack in Baghdad
Sunday 21 January 2018

Alwaght- Four civilians were wounded in a bomb blast that took place in south of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.

 “A bomb went off near stores in al-Mahmoudiya region, south of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

 “Only four civilians were wounded,” the source said. “Ambulance arrived at the blast spot and transferred the injured to hospital for treatment.”

In related news, another source said a civilian was killed by gunmen in east of the capital.

 

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Two Islamic State terrorists apprehended in western Anbar
Tuesday 16 January 2018

Alwaght- Two Islamic State terrorists were arrested Monday in Anna district in western Anbar, a military source was quoted as saying.

“The army’s 26th brigade arrested two IS militants, who returned along with the displaced people to Anna city, 210 km west of Anbar, after liberating it from terrorism over two months ago,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Alsumaria News.

“The arrest was made pursuant to article (4) of the Anti-Terrorism Law,” the source said, adding that the two terrorists were residing at al-Rayhanna village in Anna before joining Islamic State.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

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